'King Shark' showboats to success

Swimmer Federico Bocchia, nicknamed the 'King Shark' by the Italian media due to his recent domination in the men's 50m freestyle of the distance, showboats on the blocks before storming to victory again.

Bocchia introduces himself to the crowd in Bolzana by posing in a crown, robe and sceptre before completing his swim in 22.04 seconds, leaping out of the pool, donning his royal attire once more and proceeding to eat an apple.

The flamboyant sprinter failed to qualify for London 2012.

Footage courtesy of Swimming World and LivEye.it.

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